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The intent of the National Syndromic Surveillance Program Community of Practice (NSSP CoP) is to support open and dynamic participation of any individual or organization working on or interested in increasing the quality, utility, and availability of syndromic surveillance data. The goal of this... Read more

Content type: Report

Each year, Trust for America’s Health releases A Funding Crisis for Public Health and Safety: State-by-State and Federal Public Health Funding Facts and Recommendations to examine level of federal and state public health funding that each state receives. This review also provides policymakers... Read more

Content type: Report

A report jointly released by the de Beaumont Foundation and Johns Hopkins University, Using Electronic Health Data for Community Health: Example Cases and Legal Analysis provides public health departments with a framework that will allow them to request data from hospitals and health systems in... Read more

Content type: Report

This report, published April 2017 from Human Rights Watch, explores measures required for an effective program to prevent opioid overdose deaths and current legal, policy and other challenges to be addressed.

Content type: Report

Released October 2017. Prepared by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Clinton Foundation, Clinton Health Matters Initiative.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY EXCERPT

While prescription opioids serve an invaluable role for the treatment of cancer pain and pain at the end... Read more

Content type: Report

This report summarizes a series of seven meetings of the Syndrome Definition Workgroup held in 2014 and 2015.

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To review, validate, and modify syndromes and provide community input on a process to update or develop syndromes.

Summary of activities: The syndrome... Read more

Content type: Report

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To share best practices for onboarding amongst community members in the interest of improving onboarding efforts nationally.

Summary of activities: The onboarding workgroup was initially tasked to define a process for the most efficient onboarding process, define... Read more

Content type: Report

This report summarizes a series of Data Sharing Workgroups that occurred in 2014 and 2015.

Purpose of the workgroups: To provide community input on topics related to data sharing functionalities in the BioSense platform.

Summary of work: The Data Sharing Workgroup (DSW) began by... Read more

Content type: Report

Notes on Meaningful Use stage 3 Notice of Public Rule Making, provided by Bryant Thomas Karras

Content type: Report

Public health agencies have to work with a several disparate systems, a lack of robust reporting capabilities, and a lack of standardized surveillance, along with inherent funding challenges. The purpose of this analysis is to help state and local health departments explore the potential of... Read more

Content type: Report

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